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About Us

NOAA Fisheries Directorate

Leading the agency's mission and people.


What We Do

NOAA Fisheries’ directorate includes our top agency leaders and support staff. Our leadership oversees all regulatory actions, the science that supports management, and agency operations.

Our directorate support team are the key liaisons coordinating the agency's mission across NOAA Fisheries and up to NOAA and the U.S. Department of Commerce. The team includes:

Our science enterprise also includes senior advisors in key areas:

  • Jason Link, Ph.D., Senior Scientist for Ecosystem Management
  • Doug Lipton, Ph.D., Senior Research Economist
  • Rick Methot, Ph.D., Senior Advisor for Stock Assessments